A full-scale replica of the US Senate chamber is the centerpiece of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute.

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A full-scale replica of the US Senate chamber is the centerpiece of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute.

Capitol thinking at the Kennedy Institute

Seen from outdoors, the Institute is nothing but a single-story white box. But it’s hard to imagine a better design for this purpose and this site. By Robert Campbell

Music Review

At Handel and Hayden, ‘St. Matthew Passion’ sings

The challenge in performing Bach’s three-hour masterwork is to balance mass with movement.

Famous for a viral ‘country’ hit, Steve Grand looks beyond his roots

Steve Grand took a country road to fame with “All-American Boy,” but his new debut makes it clear he’s got his sights on so more.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/25/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/grief-3831.jpg The Globe Book Club’s latest pick is ‘The Grief of Others’

Leah Hager Cohen’s powerful, deeply affecting novel is now a movie, directed by Patrick Wang.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/23/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/turner032315ARTS29gold10-001.jpg Beauty reclaimed

Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren) waged a landmark court battle to reclaim a famous Gustav Klimt painting from the Austrian government.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/20/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/105433_D00767b.jpg Hoffman stays true to her characters in ‘Dovekeepers’

Massachusetts writer Alice Hoffman’s novel “The Dovekeepers” has been adapted as a two-part miniseries on CBS.

Buzzsaw

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/26/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/DA53163625.jpg Very proper ending for lords, ladies of ‘Downton’

Teacups around the world were heard dropping with the news that PBS’s “Downton Abbey” would end after the sixth season.

Ticket: theater

Globe reviewers offer a guide to area productions, including “Muse & Morros."

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/24/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/BelleandSebastianbySørenSolkær493.jpg Ticket: pop music

James Reed’s picks for noteworthy pop music performances in Boston and the surrounding area this week.

/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/25/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Advance/Images/Figurineofaseateddancer.psd Ticket: art

Sebastian Smee’s picks for noteworthy art exhibitions on view in Boston and the surrounding area this week.

What's on TV

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/03/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/135191_4102_ful-001.jpg Critic’s Corner: What’s on TV Thursday

What to watch on TV Thursday, including “American Crime,” “The This Old House Hour,” and “Vikings.”

Movies

Al Pacino stars in the title role of “Danny Collins.”

Movie Review

In ‘Danny Collins,’ Pacino and cast hit the high notes — and then some

So shameless is this movie’s urge to batter you into laughter and tears that you give in, exhausted and maybe even a little grateful.

Books

bOOK rEVIEW

‘Trigger Warning’ by Neil Gaiman

Gaiman takes the care to lead you somewhere familiar and has the nerve to leave you somewhere strange.